Jewish History & Genealogy Resources

Jewish Genealogy & History 

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara

Emphasis on Jewish tradition and culture available for in-library use and circulation. Genealogy section with binder of helpful resources.

Lila & Joseph Scher Library
524 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 957-1115
Open Mondays to Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Congregation B'nai B'rith

History of Santa Barbara congregation founded in 1927.

1000 San Antonio Creek Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Jewish History

Timeline of history, articles from specific time periods, biographies, essays, and more on this website hosted by local Chabad of S. Barbara.

Gombin Jewish Historical & Genealogical Society

Tools and sources for genealogical searches in Europe, primarily Poland.

Jewish Virtual Library

Comprehensive online encyclopedia of Jewish history, politics and culture.

YIVO Institute

Institute for Jewish Research

Jewish Gen

Database of ancestral towns and surnames currently being researched by Jewish genealogists worldwide.

Scroll to Top